The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 12, 1954 · Page 3
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1954 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS PAGE CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY — Mrs. I. o. west- brook celebrated her 85th birthday yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. L. Dedman. Mrs. Westbrook is pictured cutting her birthday cake with Mrs. Eula Rutledge (left) and Mrs. Frank Webb (right) looking on. Mrs. Westbrook, who came here In 1900 as a young bride met these two ladies and they have been friends since. Mrs. Rutledge came here at the age of nine and Mrs. Webb was born and reared here. (Courier News Photo) Didn't Know Husband Died And Greek Widow Made the Trip To States DETROIT tfl—When Mrs. Maria Vrnttos arrived In Detroit Tuesday to join her husband Sam after seven years apart, she didn't know he had died in a rooming house fire. She had come to Detroit with money Vrattos, 36, had saved in those seven years since leaving Greece to make a new life for his family in America. Her brother Nick Halkias met her at the station, but he didn't have the heart to tell her about Sam. Put It OK "Sam Is sick," he said. "He is In the hospital. You cannot see him today because visitors are not allowed. Perhaps tomorrow." Nick wanted to put off breaking the tragic news until Maria, 38, had a chance to rest from the long journey. And he wanted time to think over how to put it into words. Nick and his wife Norma waited until late yesterday before they told Maria. She cried. She slumped into a chair and said nothing, Nick said Maria and her 9-year- old son Vnssilios, whom she brought with her, will live with him and his wife at their home in Algonac, Mich. Vassilios will go to school with his cousins. Nick will raise the boy as his own. LITTLf LIZ— Many a girl has thought she wos the eighth wonder of the world until she caught her boyfriend out with one of the other seven.#NIA* South African weaver birds weave nests from blades of grass and other vegetable fibers, using fixed and often elaborate de- 65atWadford White Fish Fry About fi5 persons were on hand last nifthi, when Wad ford-Whit o Post, of American Legion held a fish fry in observance of Veterans Day. The meeting- was at the post's hut and the Auxiliary was in charge of refreshments. Commander Willie Harvey introduced Gilbert Mann, commander of Dud C;IMIII Post. Bui'chon Walker also made a short talk. Methodists Plan Korean Offering Sunday Emphasizing emergency neocis in in Korea, (he worship service held at First Methodist Church in Bly- thevillc Sunday at 10:50 a. m. will include a "rice-bag" offering. Symbolic of the offerings used by the Korenns to rebuild war-torn churches, miniature rice bags \vfil be used. Conpregittions of Methodist churches all over the United States will conduct similar services on the- same day. according to the Rev. Harold O. Egyensperppr, pastor of Fir.st Methodist Church here. Receipts from thft ottering will be distributed to world missions and to overseas relief. Reviewing Stand Was Missing PAWTUCKET, R. I. Wl — Everything seemed to be going smoothly along Uie Veterans Day parade route yesterday until the marchers got to City Hall. Then they realized there was no reviewing stand and no city officials to review the parade. City officials said they had not been invited. Slight Miscue Costs $100 LOUISVILLE, ky. I*? — Eddie Roy Robertson, 32, was asked in Traffic Court why lie was driving without ft. license. He drew an envelope from his pocket and began thumbing through some papers. "I guess I lost it," ho snid niter a minute. But court attaches had already spotted a familiar looking document among the papers. 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